My mom needs to do division of assets. Can my mom be considered as guardian to my dad? We don't have POA for him and he has early stage dementia and currently is in a nursing home where we privately pay until we can get him approved for Medicaid. Their home needs some repair work and a new furnace. Can these expenses be paid for with my dad's spend down half or do we need to have the repairs done and then apply for Medicaid?